Scottish Marine Energy Research Symposium 2023
7th December 2022 by Marine Scotland Communications
Registration is now open for the upcoming Scottish Marine Energy Research (ScotMER) symposium, which will run for three days from 31 January 2023.
COP27 blog series: fisheries and climate change
11th November 2022 by Marine Scotland Communications
The Scottish Government surveyed wild capture fishers on Climate Change and its impact on fisheries.
COP27 blog series: celebrating Scottish seagrass science
10th November 2022 by Marine Scotland Communications
Project Seagrass examines the major ecological role that seagrasses play and how rethinking their conservation is critical to understanding their part in fighting the twin crises of climate change and biodiversity loss.
Dronetastic – Mapping Scotland’s seagrass habitats
17th September 2021 by Marine Scotland Communications
The Scottish Government through the Scottish Blue Carbon Forum has supported the purchase of a drone for Project Seagrass. The equipment will be used to map Scotland’s seagrass habitats and support community mapping and habitat restoration projects.
Resources to reduce river temperatures and protect Atlantic Salmon
16th September 2021 by MS Communications
River temperature is a critical control on Atlantic salmon populations which are adapted to live in relatively cool water.
Does marine litter concern correlate with changing habits?
27th July 2021 by Marine Scotland Communications
Does marine litter concern correlate with changing habits? Our colleagues conducted a study on this subject – they share their insights here.
Critically endangered flapper skate study
14th July 2021 by Marine Scotland Communications
This week is Shark Week and today we’re celebrating Shark Awareness Day. Did you know that there are over 30 species of sharks, skates and rays recorded in Scottish waters? Sharks are part of the elasmobranch family, which includes skates and rays. The flapper skate is the most endangered skate species in the North East Atlantic.
Plastic Free July
13th July 2021 by Marine Scotland Communications
Today is Plastic Bag Free Day, a global initiative that aims to eliminate the use of single-use plastic bags. So, to acknowledge this day, we’d like to highlight some of the important work that we, in Marine Scotland, do to reduce the amount of plastic and marine litter from entering our amazing aquatic environment.
Colleagues contribute to Harmful Algal Bloom report
8th July 2021 by Marine Scotland Communications
Harmful algal blooms (HABs) present a problem for marine ecosystems, associated industries and societies across the world, including Scotland.
The Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO has just published the first Global HAB Status Report (GHSR), Marine Scotland was one of the contributors.
Retain and report American lobster
24th May 2021 by Marine Scotland Communications
A campaign has launched to help raise awareness of American lobster.